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includes a substantial drop we experienced with the recession in 2008 and 2009 and a fairly week economy since then. it says that people do value hard copy correspondence from businesses. they want that information in hard copy and they're resisting the idea of going totally digital. we've heard of people that did do that and either piss manied a payment or got nervous and said hey, start those bills back up again. don't write the obituary for first class mail. it accounts for $28 billion of revenue for the postal service today and i guarantee you it's the going to be around for a long while. the most promising part of our business in terms of growth is package delivery, which is up ricin threat. mail got delivered. you saw what happened with hurricane sandy, the mail got delivered. day in and day out, do an excellent job and the postal service plays an important role in the american economy but today it has a business model that is broken. the good thus -- news is that it can be fixed. it requires we ask fundamental questions about what kind of postal service is best for america in the
to securing our borders, just starting our economy, and ensuring for access to that great american dream. the current status quo on immigration makes no sense. we turn away people from entering the country who could create thousands of jobs and let in people crossing our borders who take away jobs. our approach is balanced. the border security triggers are strong, but achievable. the path to citizenship is tough, but it is accessible. yes, our bill does secure the border first, but it treats the situation of those living in the shadows as an equally urgent priority. this is by design. we believe that americans will support sensible solutions to dealing with the undocumented and future legal immigrants, but only if they are convinced there will not be future waves of illegal immigrants. when the 11 million come out of the shadows and it will not only improve their lives and their families' lives, it will strengthen our country and its economies. in fact, conservative economist douglas holtz eakin has found that immigration reform will save taxpayers $2.7 trillion. we wanted this legislati
improve their lives and their families' lives, it will strengthen our country and our economy. the server the would- conservative economists has found that -- the leaseholds beacon has found that immigration reform would -- would save the country $11 billion. the bill has been online since tuesday night. we will not begin marked up until the first week of may, giving everyone three weeks to read this bill and prepare amendments. chairman patrick leahy has pledged an extensive markup. the committee improves -- include some leading opponents of immigration reform, who will have a chance to challenge our ideas. this ensures the bill will emerge from committee battle tested. we will have a full debate on the floor. senator harry reid has pledged to take it up no later than june. as with any compromise, no one got everything they wanted. there were moments when it looks like an agreement would not come. the negotiations over its future flow program were particularly intense. realizing the high stakes, the business community and organized labor rows to the occasion. richtom donahue and trumpkin
workers is significant in our stagnant economy. the unemployment rate for blacks without a high school diploma was 12 percent, today, it's more than doubled, to 24.6%. now, that clearly shows that we have an oversupply of low skilled labor relative to the -- that is for workers in all such classes, particularly black americans, because research shows that 40 percent of the 18-point percentage decline in the employment rates of black males is attributable to illegal immigration. that's hundreds of thousands of blacks without jobs. it translates to hundreds of thousands who can't pay taxes, who don't support their families on their own dime. the evidence also indicated that in addition to the pressing wage -- sorry, employment levels, illegal immigration drove down wage levels, by the federal reserve bank of atlanta, for example, showed that illegal immigration, and the spike in illegal immigration, was attributable to the nearly $960 per year decrease in wage levels of documented georgians. and the leisure and hospitality industries, it was $1520. for doctors and lawyers, $960 may not b
, to disrupt them, to even disrupt your economy, an argument you often hear about 9-11, that it was much to have an impact on our economy as it was on our fears? >> i can't speculate about that. i think all i've been focused and our partners and the business community is try to get the aid to the victims. these victims' lives will be affected just from showing up at a marathon, it seems tragic. siphons will rally and help all these folks, both the business community, sports community, everybody is rallying around. >> neil: it must be a bipartisan rally because bain capital is the mitt romney-inspired firm. is there a sense that you get that invariably, the political snipeing has ensued about what the government knew and when about the culprits behind this attack, whether local authorities in boston should have given the all clear when minutes later, there was a shootout in watertown. as a bostonnian yourself, what do you think of all that, just how local officials responded, whether they, you know, blew the relief whistle a little too early last night, everything ended up okay, but it co
with the underpinnings of education and issues like that then allow us to be competitive in a global economy. i think the potential is there. we need to get our act together and that means we need to sit down, work together and resolve issues. .ost: larry, ohio independent caller. caller: good morning. host: good morning. caller: this gentleman keeps referring to the crime scenes, the violent crimes. 99% of us gun owners are law- abiding and that is the way we use our guns. internet sales -- you cannot ship a gun in the united states unless it is shipped by a fll dealer and once you receive that done at your dealer, you have to go through background checks. on the crystal ball thing -- host: larry, let me leave it there and have the congressman respond because that is the front page of "the new york times" dealing with internet sales. what do you make of his comment? guest: first of all, we do have background checks today, but the problem is there are loopholes. the number is about half of the gun sales in the country are not subject to a background check. some are emaciated on the internet. some are
on fixing it. immigration reform is vital to securing our borders, just starting our economy, and ensuring for access to that great american dream. the current status quo on immigration makes no sense. we turn away people from entering the country who could create thousands of jobs and let people crossing our borders who take away jobs. r oach ibanced. the border securitystro,ut achi. the path to citizenship is tough, but it is accessible. yes, our bill does secure the border first, but it treats the situation of those living in the shadows as an equally urgent priority. this is by design. we believe that americans will support sensible solutions to dealing with the undocumented and future legal immigrants, but only if they are convinced there will not be future waves of illegal immigrants. when the 11 million come out of the shadows and it will not only improve their lives and their families' lives, it will strengthen our country and its economies. in fact, conservative economist douglas holtz beacon has found that immigration reform will save taxpayers $2.70 trillion a. we what this legi
the economy. >> we ask what he would say. >> come see us in detroit, but there are a lot of great things happening here. .ome see what we are doing here >> many campaign promises were made. the most important should be the promised president obama made to himself. in for prestige or wanted to change the lives for the better. politics forinto prestige or wanting to change the lives for the better. the best way would be to change the people or communities the spur them to action. >> congratulations to all the winners. videos, andwinning studentcam.org. >> they say it is not perfect but it is a balance. the group is made up of senator mccain, rubio, d bennett. conference is 50 minutes. afternoon. we are here to announce that eight senators from opposite sides of the political aisle are coming together on a common sense immigration reform proposal we believe we can pass the senate. i want to thank my colleagues. each of us is strong-willed. each of us has differing beliefs, but if you would have seen that room in any of our meetings and seen anyone argue strongly but come together and realiz
result. also what i liked is some of the bright spots that we see in an otherwise challenged economy. namely, the recovery of housing, particularly in our big housing states of california and florida. this has put an underpinning under consumer confidence and we see the preassumption of home construction, the energy situation in texas is very strong, lead to go an increase in pickup truck sales for us of plus 18%. we also had significant acquisitions in the quarter. in both phoenix and dallas, revenue run rate of 250 million, which when combined with last quarter is now over 800 million of acquisitions within the last six months and is, finally, and last but not leaf least, we've branded 0% of the company now under the flag of auto nation and the branded markets, even though we walked away from some names that were 80 years old, improved share right out of the box. >> that's what i was thinking, you know, wayne has been trying to get you to do that for a while and you finally listen to him and then you get the best quarter ever. >> yeah, you know, i should always listen to wayne soon
, engineers, whatever, are able to get her because they have the skills the american economy needs. jon: well as this bill moves through the senate and on into the house, presumably we will continue to follow it here on fox. karl rove, thank you. >> you bet, jon. jenna: the case against the boston marathon bombing suspect, why there are growing calls to be treated as a so-called enemy combatant. there are arguments for both sides. we'll break it down. new calls on chechen terror groups including past attacks like this one in a moscow theater more than 10 years ago. a brutal, brutal attack that got worldwide attention. there are questions surfacing today, how the groups may have influenced the boston suspects if at all. what you need it know, next. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. jenna: right now a whole lot of legal questions surrounding the marathon legal attack and case against suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev will play out. a growing number of lawmakers are calling for him
said, joe. she marked a total sea change in britain's relationship with the market economy before she came into power and anything that was considered important in the post-war british era was controlled by the state. nobody would do that today. she had a very permanent difference in the way britain see the mark of the economy and we are now a country which is the product of margaret thatcher's economic vision. >> steve rattner, i have been amused by commentary coming out of great britain one after another after another kr criticizing margaret thatcher on how she took on the unions and there is that line it had to be done. you were a "the new york times" reporter there. you have said the margaret thatcher is why great britain is great britain today and not italy or spain or greece. >> look. i agree. to me, it seems very clear that when she did was to save great britain from economic irrelevance and i think what may explain a little bit of the difference between the british view and the american view is that what she did was radical by british standards because britain had moved so clo
're saying it does not matter what the size of the economy is, whether we be small or large we all have a moral responsibility to the next generation to do as much as we can. that's why they're moving forward. >> michael: let's take it to the united states. from your international perspective and. >> i wouldn't call it inaction. i would call it inefficient action. i'm congratulating california for having moved forward with a cap and trade program inaugurated this year. california has already moved to pricing carbon, and toward all the different element steps on the way to reduce emissions to meet their own state level target. that is very commendable that california as a state is seeking the leadership role here in the united states. and the federal level, the federal government has regulated a little bit better the standards and what the standards have to be for any new power plants. having said that i think it is no secret that the world as a whole expects the united states to be a true leader on this, and the united states is not yet a true leader. i have heard president obama's many
the first quarter of this year. guns, immigration and the economy. i think congress can only handle maybe one or two issues of that, and as we saw right now they dropped the ball on guns. one of them didn't go through. >> what is the fallout on guns? what happens? the president -- michael, he seemed to telegraph how he planned on campaigning on this. he used this issue in a campaign mode. the question i wonder is in a year is it still the same message? >> chuck, this goes back to the point i just made about immigration, that the opponents here have intensity and persistence. the supporters of gun control, they may feel strongly about it. maybe a certain intensity and historically what happens, that support, it fades, whereas the opposition remains intent called preference intensity is a really important thing that drives what happens in washington. i think that, you know, one reason that people who did not want to support gun control opposed this kind of general cultural sense, a signifier for where you are on cultural issues. where do you come down on certain -- i think for the president
. as far as the increased crossing of the border, i think part of it has to do with the economy. part of it has to do with sequestration. anyone who came after december 31st, 2011, will not be eligible for this legalized status and eventual path to citizenship. i want to thank chuck schumer for coming to the border and seeing it and seeing the immensity of the problem. frankly, being an advocate for arizona and border control. people are skeptical, jake, because we promised them so many times that we would control the border. now we have made improvements as chuck just said. but we're a long way from there and the drugs are still flowing, too, which is another issue that we're going to have to face as a nation as well because there is still a big demand for them as you know. >> all right. senators mccain and schumer, thank you so much. we'll have you back on "the lead" to talk more about this. we appreciate your time. we're still waiting for the fbi press conference at 5:00 p.m. eastern when we expect to learn more on the investigation into monday's terrorist attacks here in boston. c
it is desperate times, bring desperate acts. >> stephanie: rush limbaugh tried to say it is the obama economy. obviously somebody is frustrated because it is a bad economy. >> to your point us, everyone feels their home pain more so than they do others. i am certain that in other countries where the bombings happen regularly there is a certain amount of shrugging going on when they happen on our soil because they've experienced them so harshly. and not by americans acting upon them. their own local sectarian violence creates these kind of situations and when they look at -- were it to be homegrown in our case, they would say this is something we deal with. you're going to feel your home pain more so than you're ever going to understand. that's natural. the question -- >> stephanie: richard -- we were talking about george bush saying i'm comfortable with my decisions about the iraq war which, of course was his response to 9-11. >> he didn't make any. >> stephanie: but the point is, i think it was just yesterday there was some bomb that killed zillions more people in iraq than -- so you're righ
was the most important problem facing this country today. economy, unemployment, and dissatisfaction with government were the most pressing issues. some other of the 16 problems people mentioned, 3% said look of money, 2% saying lack of respect for each other. of the 1,000 people asked, not a single mention of terrorism. still on terrorism, the fbi has reportedly reopened its files on a trip one of the suspected bombers made to dagestan. but some people are saying they should have had him under surveillance since he returned. joining me now, former republican texas senator and cnbc contributor kay bailey hutchison. and welcome to you. i'm glad to have you here to talk about this. because i know you are aware of the fbi facing some criticism for its investigation into tamerlan tsarnaev. is it too much to expect the fbi to follow up on these individual cases, particularly those that they've looked at and deemed not to have potential terrorism relevance? >> well, i think that it's very hard to criticize the fbi right now because i think they have led an incredible investigation in bosto
for the u.s. economy. dramatically.at we discovered our immigration system had failed. a number of these individuals should have been allowed into the united states. there was a lot soul-searching about how to correct these problems. the number of visitors to the united states went down dramatically. we have put in place systems in terms oftty good screening. we're trying to have the best of both worlds. we want to encourage people to come to our country. we want to be able to keep up those who are likely to do was this kind of harm. it is a balancing act. the perfect from becoming the enemy of the good? guest: in an open country like the united states, we always have been, you cannot have perfect security. it doesn't mean you cannot do better. host: denver from new mexico. from mexico. caller: i would like to make a comment about the borders. terroristic camps popping up everywhere. again and ages form in these other places that is hard to reach. they are training on the mexico sied states. they are, across our borders -- they are coming across our borders. they are getting aro
legalization. they can come out of the shadows. they can participate in the legal economy and pay taxes. be full and open and public pickly contributing members of society and there is a faster pathway than that for dream act students. for those who have been here since they were children and have earned degrees or served in the armed forces. he was very excited about that. he really did not think he would see the day when we had four republicans strongly defending the bill who were working hard for it. i think senator rubio deserves some real credit for taking to the airways, for pressing forward. on conservative talk radio. what happened the last time, there was a comparably broad bill, it was killed. got pulled apart. chairman lee, he will hold hearings this friday and next monday about the bill in the judiciary committee. i have some areas where i would like to strengthen it. where i would like to see it. more progressive both in the due process rights area and in lgbt% community concern about family unification. but broadly i'm quite happy with the bill. i'm going to support it. >>
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in the current state of the economy. this is from fall of 2012. we will see if that changes post-boston and if those numbers go up. this goes to the earlier segment that you aired, this idea that the united states is complacent with respect to terrorism. i think the survey demonstrates it is among the things that iople think about your it also think that the law enforcement community is certainly not complacent when it comes to terrorism. the boston event was a security event. there's a lot of individuals covering that event, from federal, state and local. i don't think that boston happened due to complacency. i don't think we necessarily are complacent. i think we have accepted terrorism as a new facet of our reality, albeit one that does not happen that frequently. host: if you want to look at the start.u you can go to m.d.edd.edu to get more informa. nationaliff, from the consortium for the study of terrorism & responses to terrorism. caller: good morning. i think these turbo crimes are quite separate. two crimes are quite separate. the man in connecticut was concerning his di
helps write the next chapter in american history by reinrigvating our economy and the kind of country that attracted my maternal grandparents. >> that hearing is still going on at the moment. meanwhile, some republicans like senators chuck grassley and jeff sessions have started wondering allowed whether we should slow down immigration reform in the wake of last week's marathon bombers. just the opposite. we need to act more quickly to identify who is here and to use reform to toughen current regulations. >>> we're finding out today that neither of the boston bombing suspects was licensed to carry a gun. this according to the cambridge police department which says that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev was not old enough to apply for a license because he would have to be 21. the department has no record of 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev ever applying. massachusetts state law does say those under 21 can get a firearms i.d. card. they can own a shotgun or a rifle holding less than ten rounds but according to authorities, the two brothers had at least six bombs handguns, a rifle and more than
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